Ferris Earl Thompson (1908 - 1979)

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Ferris Earl Thompson
1908 - 1979
October 31, 1908
Fenwick, Montcalm County, Michigan United States 48834
1979 Fenwick Michigan
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Ferris Earl Thompson
Ferris Earl Thompson was born on October 31, 1908 in Fenwick, Michigan United States. He is the child of Charles James Thompson and Olive Arvillia Sherman, with sibling Myrtle. According to his family tree, Ferris was father to 2 children. He married Dorthea C (Lozar) Thompson in 1939. They were married until Ferris' death in 1979. They had a child Pamela Claire Thompson. He would also marry Ruth Marian (Dodson) Thompson in 1957 in Fenwick, Michigan United States. They were married until Ferris' death in 1979. They had a child Pamela Claire Thompson. He died in 1979 at 1979 Fenwick Michigan at 70 years of age.
Updated: June 22, 2021
He was a wonderful grandfather ! Lived in Fenwick MI . He was the postal mail carrier
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Sheridan Michigan Jefferson street, in Fenwick, Montcalm County, Michigan United States 48834
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Ferris Thompson was born on in Fenwick, Montcalm County, Michigan United States 48834
Ferris Thompson died in at 1979 Fenwick Michigan
Heart disease
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Clear Lake Cemetery in Fenwick, Montcalm County, Michigan United States 48834
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White. He also had a house in Sheridan Michigan too. Lived in Lyons Michigan .


South Christian high school in Grand Rapids Michigan.. Played football with Jerry Ford.. The president of USA. He was also friends with him. Went to high school in grand Rapids michigan


Went to United Methodist church in Montcalm Michigan. He only went to church when my mom was singing as a child. In the choir


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Post office mail carrier

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Was a mail man in Fenwick

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Did serve living in Charlotte Michigan when he served .

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Very loving grandfather. Spent most of my summers with him. Most wonderful man in the world to me.
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Married: 1939
Cause of Separation: Ferris 's Death
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Married: 1957
Cause of Separation: Ferris 's Death
Married at: Fenwick, Montcalm County, Michigan, 48834 United States
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Died in 1978 in Fenwick Michigan

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In 1908, in the year that Ferris Earl Thompson was born, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

In 1914, Ferris was merely 6 years old when in only his second big-screen appearance, Charlie Chaplin played the Little Tramp, his most famous character. The silent film was made in January and released the following year. Of the character, Chaplin said: "On the way to the wardrobe I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. I wanted everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large." The moustache was added to age his 24-year-old face without masking his expressions.

In 1939, he was 31 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1963, at the age of 55 years old, Ferris was alive when on November 22nd, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became the 36th President of the United States when President John Kennedy was shot and killed in Dallas, Texas. Johnson was sworn in on the plane carrying Kennedy's body back to Washington D.C.

In 1979, in the year of Ferris Earl Thompson's passing, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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